US Hemp Roundtable shares goals for 2023 Farm Bill: Q&A with Jonathan Miller

US Hemp Roundtable shares goals for 2023 Farm Bill: Q&A with Jonathan Miller

As the United States enters the new year, leaders from the US Hemp Roundtable are already making plans for the future, setting an ambitious agenda for the 2023 Farm Bill. To learn more about what the US Hemp Roundtable hopes to accomplish, we sit down for a Q&A with Jonathan Miller, General Counsel for US Hemp Roundtable.

1. Planting Seeds for the 2023 Farm Bill: Q&A with Jonathan Miller

As a leading expert in agricultural policy, Jonathan Miller knows the ins and out of the Farm Bill, which is why we wanted to pick his brain about what’s coming down the pipeline for the 2023 bill. Here’s what he had to say:

When asked what he thinks the key points of the 2023 Farm Bill will be, Miller pointed to the following:

  • Environmental conservation. Protecting and managing soil health, water resources, and ecosystems is a priority for the bill.
  • Food security and access. Ensuring access to healthy, nutritious food for all Americans is an important goal of the Farm Bill.
  • Farm production assistance. Grant and loan programs to support farmers as they make investments in their operations and infrastructure.

Miller believes that the Farm Bill will have an even bigger impact in 2023 than it has in the past. Improving sustainability and access to food, as well as helping farmers to be more profitable and prepared for future challenges, will be the core focus of the bill.

2. Hemp Industry’s Vision for the Future

Organic Hemp Farming

The hemp industry is continually looking to the future with a vision of organic hemp farming, with a goal for it to become the mainstream standard for producing and consuming hemp products. Organic hemp farmers have a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture, and they are dedicated to providing eco-friendly products that are healthier for people and the planet.

Organic hemp farming eliminates the need for the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and instead relies on natural methods such as crop rotation and green composting to keep soil healthy and productive. These organic farming practices help conserve soil fertility, promote biodiversity, and reduce the impact of climate change. Additionally, they yield premium-quality hemp that is free of chemicals, pesticides, and other synthetic pollutants.

Organic hemp farming not only benefits the environment and the producers, but it also brings a variety of superior-quality hemp products to the market. Consumers can enjoy the natural flavors and health benefits that hemp-based foods, oils, and other goods offer. Organic hemp farming is at the heart of a sustainable future for the hemp industry, and businesses are encouraged to do their part in supporting and promoting this growing trend.

3. Initiatives Aimed at Securing a Robust Hemp Economy

The hemp industry is making tremendous strides in the development of a robust, sustainable economy. With the resurgence of industrial hemp, several initiatives have been launched to help foster and drive this movement forward. The following are a few of the initiatives currently being undertaken to ensure the hemp industry is successful and thriving.

  • State Government Support: Many of the initiatives have been implemented on a state by state basis. Several governors have thrown their weight behind hemp-based initiatives of economic development and reform. As states are at the forefront of the hemp economy, they have the tools needed to promote sustainable development and strengthen oversight.
  • Industry Collaboration: There has been a recent rise in collaborations between many different stakeholders in the industry. Industry organizations such as the National Hemp Association have worked to increase public awareness of the potential of hemp. They are also working to facilitate civic engagement, and bring together industry stakeholders in order to create actionable strategies.
  • Small Business Development: In order to ensure a robust, sustainable economy, much emphasis has been placed on small business development. This is being done by introducing programs that give much-needed access to capital, resources, and support. In addition, there are also many organizations that are helping to promote the formation of hemp cooperatives, which allows producers to truly leverage the strengths of their collective resources.

By supporting small businesses, through dedicated support, access to capital and other resources, and facilitating collaboration between industry stakeholders, these initiatives are helping to ensure the hemp industry is able to thrive and reach its fullest potential.

4. Jonathan Miller Sheds Light on the US Hemp Roundtable’s Goals

As the Executive Director of the US Hemp Roundtable, Jonathan Miller is devoted to reforming hemp laws and delivering major progress in the hemp industry.

He believes it’s important to raise awareness and create meaningful content that educates the public about the implications of US hemp policies. According to Miller, the US Hemp Roundtable is striving to:

  • Make hemp legal again. The Roundtable is committed to reversing the 70-year-old prohibition of hemp in the US. They’re maintaining a keen focus to restore the practice of cultivating hemp as a conventional agricultural commodity.
  • Advance progress. The Roundtable is highly involved in a wide range of legislative issues and are keeping steady pressure on government decision makers to enact cannabis policies that are beneficial to the industry.
  • Advise government officials and legislators. Miller is often called upon to lend expertise to lawmakers, regulators, and the media as they craft meaningful hemp regulations. He is well-known and respected in the industry for his independent, objective, and evidence-based approach.
  • Advance business opportunities. The Roundtable works to ensure business opportunity and to maintain a fair and competitive market that allows all industry players a chance to thrive. They collaborate with local governments and chambers of commerce to spur the hemp industry’s growth in the US.

Miller has achieved success in his mission and much of the credit goes to the Hemp Roundtable’s initiatives and advocacy. He continues to play an instrumental role in the hemp industry’s revitalization.

As the US Hemp Roundtable continues to pave the way for hemp farmers’ success and prioritize policy that strengthens the industry, we’re sure the impact will be felt far and wide. In the words of their own, they’ve stated their mission “to align resources, provide a educational platform, and create a unified voice that will be heard loud and clear”— a task that will surely be fulfilled by 2023.





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